Tasting Notes: Mad & Noisy India Pale Lager

So this afternoon I happened to be in the hinterlands of southern-Ontario visiting family,  and the rolling hills of Simcoe County are known primarily for two resources; christmas-trees(a little too early for that), and craft-beer. If you ever find yourself about the area of the tiny village of Creemore, you absolutely should stop in to…

Tasting Notes: Nickel Brook Head Stock

As we are faced with unseasonably warm temperatures in the North for this far too brief time I felt that a beer post was in order, being the venerated May 2-4, an obscure backwoods Canadian tradition of drinking beer in honour of Queen Victoria, for the freeing of our people from bondage. It is in…

Tasting Notes: Holsten Festbock

So summer is finally here, and as the temperature in the north begin to creep up to somewhat near pleasant, for those few brief months of warmth each year, and you’d probably develop quite a thirst as you survey the early summer landscape. So today after a pleasure walk to the local ale vendory I…

So You Wanna: Drink Beer

Ah the ageless classic beverage known the world over; that bubbly, foamy golden gift of the gods that is beer. While it is still a staple of the working man, in recent years we have seen a renaissance of sorts with small-batch craft-brewers and exotic recipes abounding to the point that it is finally becoming…